Definition of epimysium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌepəˈmizēəm/ Pronunciation: /-ˈmiZHēəm/


A sheath of fibrous elastic tissue surrounding a muscle.
Example sentences
  • We also see that the feather muscles are surrounded by an epimysium, the elastic membrane of which forms the framework for the hydraulic skeleton of the feathers.
  • Amyloid was distributed in a perivascular or interstitial location within the endomysium in 7 muscles and in the epimysium in 4 muscles.
  • Instead, they originate from an aponeurosis that is continuous with the epimysium of the epaxial musculature and insert onto an aponeurosis that merges with the peritoneum.


Modern Latin, from epi- 'upon' + Greek mus 'muscle'.

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Syllabification: ep·i·my·si·um

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